Coupeville High School junior Catherine Lhamon qualified for the state cross country meet by placing 31st at the bi-district meet Saturday, Nov. 2, at South Whidbey.
The top 35 girls and the top 28 boys earned state berths.
The state meet is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Pasco’s Sun Willows Golf Course.
The Coupeville girls finished 12th out of 13 schools which scored points at bi-district; the boys took 14th out of 16.
King’s nipped Northwest 89-91 to claim the girls crown; Coupeville scored 278.
South Whidbey dominated the boys race, scoring 49 points, 44 better than runner-up Northwest; the Wolves tallied 358.
King’s Naomi Smith was the individual winner of the girls race, clocking an 18:08.54 over the 5,000-meter course.
Lhamon registered a season-best 22:02.96 while getting 31st out of 98.
She was followed by freshman Claire Mayne (57th, 23:36.42), sophomore Alana Mihill (60th, 23:49.67), freshman Helen Strelow (74th, 24:59.77) and freshman Cristina McGrath (80th, 25:51.43).
The Coupeville boys were led by Mitchell Hall, who finished 34th out of 109 in a personal-best 18:27.08. He missed qualifying for state by 17 seconds.
Aidan Wilson was 69th (19:50.24), Sam Wynn 81st (20:33.95), Cameron Epp 85th (20:44.12), Reiley Araceley 89th (21:00.39), Alexander Wasik 96th (21:38.96) and Aiden Anderson 98th (21:50.99).
Wynn is a junior, the others are all freshmen.